Nokia has officially announced the cancellation of Symbian Belle based Nokia 600 handset.
“We announced Nokia 600 few months ago, we have decided not to ship the Nokia 600,” said the company in an official blog post on its website.
However other three Symbian Belle based phones will be available. “We have three smartphones — Nokia 701, Nokia 700 and Nokia 603 — shipping with Symbian Belle software on-board,” the blog post further added.
Belle will also ship with newly shipping versions of the Nokia N8, Nokia E6, Nokia E7, Nokia X7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia Oro and Nokia 500, and will also be available as download for existing versions of the above mentioned phones.
Given that Nokia has already announced phone like Lumia 710 which is a Windows based budget phone (not really it will be priced close to Rs 20,000). Thus it is logical for the Finnish handset manufacturer to stop selling Nokia 600 which could have posed as a competitor to the Windows Phone owing to its cheaper pricing.
What will be interesting to see is whether the sales focus is completely shifted to Windows Phone devices leaving the newly launched Symbian smartphones on their own, without any marketing support. This we fear might be the case, once the lineup of Windows Phone grows to 4-5 models.